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 Maurice Edward “Jack” Wilson

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Maurice Edward “Jack” Wilson

Birth
Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Death
2 May 1985 (aged 73)
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Plot
Section 2, lot 32, grave 1
Memorial ID
146282498 View Source

Maurice Wilson was a member of D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. He fought on Bataan and was a Japanese Prisoner of War. He was held for over three years in POW camps in the Philippines and Japan.

From THE ADVOCATE-MESSENGER (Danville, KY), May 5, 1985, p. 2:
"Services will be held for Maurice E. "Jack" Wilson, a survivor of the Bataan Death March during World War II and a disabled veteran, who died at 7:45 p. m. Thursday at Veterans Administration Hospital, Lexington, after a three-week illness.
Wilson, 73, of 930 Riverside Drive, Harrodsburg, was imprisoned for 3 1/2 years in the Philippines by the Japanese and received a Purple Heart.
He was active in numerous veteran activities and held life memberships in the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bataan and Corregidor Survivors and the Ex-Prisoners of War Association.
He had served with the Harrodsburg 192 Tank Battalion, the American Legion, and the '408', an organization that originated in France during World War I.
Born March 2, 1912, near McAfee, he was the son of the late Lester and Lula Britton Wilson. He was a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church at McAfee.
Survivors include his wife, Rosalyn Adkinson Wilson, two sisters, Mrs. G. C. (Shannon) Farney of Harrodsburg and Emma Lou Collins of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by Marcus Prather and the Rev. Bob Blankenship. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery with military rites.
Active pallbearers will be William Robertson, Condit Mink, Cleo Camic, Morgan Wheeler, Larry Camic, Cecil Carey, Terry Wheeler and George Wheeler.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the 192 Tank Battalion: Grover Brummett, Morgan French, Field Reed, Edwin "Skip" Rue, George Everett Chumley, Cecil Van Diver, Ralph Stine, Earl Fowler, Kenneth Hourigan, Morris Collier, Cecil Sims, Ernest Logan Sampson, Pat Boone and Bland Moore.
Visitation is at the funeral home."

Maurice Wilson was a member of D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. He fought on Bataan and was a Japanese Prisoner of War. He was held for over three years in POW camps in the Philippines and Japan.

From THE ADVOCATE-MESSENGER (Danville, KY), May 5, 1985, p. 2:
"Services will be held for Maurice E. "Jack" Wilson, a survivor of the Bataan Death March during World War II and a disabled veteran, who died at 7:45 p. m. Thursday at Veterans Administration Hospital, Lexington, after a three-week illness.
Wilson, 73, of 930 Riverside Drive, Harrodsburg, was imprisoned for 3 1/2 years in the Philippines by the Japanese and received a Purple Heart.
He was active in numerous veteran activities and held life memberships in the Disabled American Veterans, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Bataan and Corregidor Survivors and the Ex-Prisoners of War Association.
He had served with the Harrodsburg 192 Tank Battalion, the American Legion, and the '408', an organization that originated in France during World War I.
Born March 2, 1912, near McAfee, he was the son of the late Lester and Lula Britton Wilson. He was a member of New Providence Presbyterian Church at McAfee.
Survivors include his wife, Rosalyn Adkinson Wilson, two sisters, Mrs. G. C. (Shannon) Farney of Harrodsburg and Emma Lou Collins of Lexington; and several nieces and nephews.
Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home by Marcus Prather and the Rev. Bob Blankenship. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery with military rites.
Active pallbearers will be William Robertson, Condit Mink, Cleo Camic, Morgan Wheeler, Larry Camic, Cecil Carey, Terry Wheeler and George Wheeler.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the 192 Tank Battalion: Grover Brummett, Morgan French, Field Reed, Edwin "Skip" Rue, George Everett Chumley, Cecil Van Diver, Ralph Stine, Earl Fowler, Kenneth Hourigan, Morris Collier, Cecil Sims, Ernest Logan Sampson, Pat Boone and Bland Moore.
Visitation is at the funeral home."


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  • Maintained by: Liz
  • Originally Created by: JimO
  • Added: 9 May 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 146282498
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/146282498/maurice-edward-wilson: accessed ), memorial page for Maurice Edward “Jack” Wilson (2 Mar 1912–2 May 1985), Find a Grave Memorial ID 146282498, citing Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA; Burial Details Unknown; Maintained by Liz (contributor 47205850).